Cascade Hollow Distilling Co. adds to its annual, well-received Bottle in Bond series with the release of George Dickel Bottled in Bond Fall 2008, Aged 13 Years.
Each year, Cascade Hollow Distilling Co. General Manager and Distiller Nicole Austin begins the process with a blind tasting. For this expression, she was once again drawn to barrels from distilling season fall 2008. The 2020 George Dickel Bottled in Bond release also featured barrels from that same season.
Similar to previous releases, the new George Dickel Bottled in Bond is a 13-year-old whisky with a profile dominated by fruit and nut notes, the company reports. On the nose is cherry, cedar, almond and oak.
“Since its first inception, I’ve been proud to work on the George Dickel Bottled in Bond Series, as it’s a lineup defined by credibility and transparency,” says Austin. “While each new release has had their subtle differences, they’ve overall shared the same hallmark traits as well as consistently offered whisky drinkers a quality Bottled in Bond option at an approachable price point.”
Consistent with previous George Dickel Bottled in Bond releases, this edition has a mash bill of 84% corn, 8% rye and 8% malted barley. It is chill-charcoal mellowed, like the rest of the George Dickel portfolio.
George Dickel Bottled in Bond Fall 2008, Aged 13 Years is 100 proof. Starting this month, the new expression rolls out for a suggested retail price of $44.99 per 750-ml. bottle.
Created by the Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897, the designation requires that a spirit be made during one distillation season, by one distiller at one distillery, and then aged in a federally bonded (i.e. supervised) warehouse for at least four years, before bottling at 100 proof.
This follows the release of Cascade Moon 15 Year Old Barrel Proof.